In the free agent market, ‘strengthen our strength’ by recruiting a backup catcher.
Outfielder TJ Hopkins transferred to San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants of the Major League Baseball (MLB), who recruited starting center fielder Jeong-hoo Lee (25) for the 2024 season in this Stove League, added additional outfielders.
The San Francisco team announced on the 20th (Korean time) that it had acquired outfielder TJ Hopkins (26) from the Cincinnati Reds.
The Cincinnati team plans to receive the pick or cash at a later date.
Hopkins debuted in the big league with Cincinnati this year and posted mediocre results with a batting average of 0.171 and 1 RBI in 25 games.
Instead, in Triple A this season, he achieved decent results with a batting average of 0.308, 16 home runs, 55 RBI, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.924.
This trade is not expected to have a significant impact on Lee Jeong-hoo.
Lee Jeong-hoo is a player for whom the San Francisco team invested a large sum of $113 million (approximately 147.1 billion won) over six years, and is expected to start starting from the opening game of the 2024 season.
NBC Sports Bay Area, a local media outlet in San Francisco, released an analysis that said, “San Francisco, which recruited Lee Jeong-hoo, brought in Hopkins as another measure to strengthen its roster.”
On the 19th, San Francisco signed a two-year free agent contract worth a total of $8 million with catcher Tom Murphy.
Murphy debuted in the big leagues in 2015 and is a slugging catcher who hit 48 home runs in 314 games. 온라인카지노